Recipe #8 in our 2012 edition of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Make a few pans, this fudge is a favorite.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
- 2 – 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
Line loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, with aluminum foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging on opposite sides. Grease foil.
Mix granulated sugar and cocoa in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in butter, milk and corn syrup. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Cool without stirring about 45 minutes or until bottom of pan is lukewarm. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Stir in powdered sugar until mixture is very stiff.
Press in pan. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm. Remove from pan, using foil to lift. Cut into 1-inch squares.
About 2 1/2 dozen candies.